Western Australia have appointed all-rounder Mitchell Marsh as their captain for the 2017-18 domestic season. Marsh will replace the now-retired Adam Voges who took the state to the domestic One-Day Cup title in 2014-15 season.
“We have a unique group, although it’s quite a young group, we have 22 guys that have great leadership qualities and we’re all one big leadership group. That’s also why I feel proud to be named captain because there were so many great candidates,” he added.
Meanwhile, WA have named Marsh’s fellow all-rounder Ashton Turner as his deputy. “Ashton is a really smart guy, really switched on with cricket and really respected within the group, so it’s great to have him to assist,” Marsh said.
“Mitch has progressed gradually through his milestones and is expected to be able to play the One-Day Domestic Cup as a batter only,” Jones said. “His bowling and throwing progressions will be gradual over the coming month.”